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Old 07-11-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Two words I want everybody to stop using: 1) "diverse" and 2) "professional" in order to describe people, e.g. "30s professional male."

Now with that out of the way, what city can you go to where people don't look down on those who live in the suburbs? This is not Chicago-specific.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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Two words I want everybody to stop using: 1) "diverse" and 2) "professional" in order to describe people, e.g. "30s professional male."

Now with that out of the way, what city can you go to where people don't look down on those who live in the suburbs? This is not Chicago-specific.
A desire to be "diverse" is one of the things that allows professionals to live in large city with some riff raff, and shows that they're open minded and "professional" is what signifies their residence in a tony and exclusive neighborhood in said city, showing solid earning potential. What else do you want them to say? LOL!! Boy aren't you demanding!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Now with that out of the way, what city can you go to where people don't look down on those who live in the suburbs? This is not Chicago-specific.
A lot of suburban people, mostly older, look down on people that live in the city. 20 years ago that was the prevailing thought of most residents from the suburbs. There are plenty of cities in the US where that is still true, Detroit and St. Louis being nearby examples.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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I've noticed some posters believe just because someone has a Chicago address they are more enlightened than their suburban counterparts.

Chicago is a world class city without a doubt but for urbanites to look down their noses at suburbanites is funny to me. What are your thoughts?
Living in the suburbs does not necessarily mean one is an ignorant, unsophisticated rube.

By the same token, living in a world-class city does not necessarily make one a world-class person.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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A lot of suburban people, mostly older, look down on people that live in the city. 20 years ago that was the prevailing thought of most residents from the suburbs. There are plenty of cities in the US where that is still true, Detroit and St. Louis being nearby examples.
I found that to be true of Cleveland as well, for the most part.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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There are plenty of cities in the US where that is still true, Detroit and St. Louis being nearby examples.
That is so true.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Now with that out of the way, what city can you go to where people don't look down on those who live in the suburbs? This is not Chicago-specific.
New York has the Bridge and Tunnel Kids, B&T and the same slang has carried over to San Francisco. (Which I find amusing, seeing as the whole city is only seven miles wide)
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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U.S. cities are full of unsophisticated people lacking education.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
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City or suburban, most people are of no more worth than a dead dog in the road.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Half these city dwellers live in white or black neighborhoods.

I'm the only one who should be speaking. by 3rd grade I met kids from Cambodia, Afghanistan, India, Vietnam, Colombia, Bosnia, Romania, China, etc, etc.

Now that's diversity.
Not some overgrown mustache hipster from Wicker Park
Or some Yuppie from Lincoln Park.

That's not diversity.
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